• arnewsline

    From ARNewsline poster@1:3634/12 to all on Fri Aug 31 10:18:10 2018
    Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2131 for Friday, August 31, 2018

    Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2131 with a release date of Friday, August 31, 2018 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

    The following is a QST. Hams respond to a hurricane in Hawaii and an earthquake in Venezuela; the ARRL’s new president talks about
    “rebranding” the league – and Honduras expands its safety net with newly donated radios. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2131
    comes your way right now.



    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: We begin this week's report with breaking news. As
    Newsline went to production, police in California released information
    about the death of amateur radio operator Henry Stange WA6RXZ and
    announced that they have charged two people with homicide. Henry's body
    was found on June 2 in a shallow grave in Joshua Tree National Park. An three-month investigation by the Murrieta Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff resulted in the arrests of Curtis Krueger, age
    30, and Ashlie Stapp, age 27, on the 29th of August.

    Further details about the killing were not immediately available.

    Henry Stange, who lived in Murrieta, was 54 years old.




    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: With the recent earthquake in Venezuela and hurricane in Hawaii, it’s been a challenging time for hams involved in emergency communications. We turn to Kevin Trotman N5PRE for this recap on Venezuela.

    KEVIN: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake rocked the northern coast of Venezuela
    and parts of the Caribbean on August 21st and shock waves could be felt
    as far east as Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Grenada and as far west
    as Bogota, Colombia. The U.S. Coast and Geological Survey said because
    of its depth of nearly 77 miles the quake did not cause major damage or
    lead to any casualties in Caracas but buildings were evacuated
    nonetheless. Scattered power outages were reported. The YV5RNE National Emergency Network of the Radio Club Venezolano activated on 7.088 MHZ
    but officials later reported there was no loss of life and damage was
    limited. Although cellular communications and scattered outages had been reported, hams networks functioned well on HF, VHF and even EchoLink.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline I’m Kevin Trotman N5PRE.

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: In Hawaii, emergency amateur radio operations became
    active after Hurricane Lane stormed into the region. Hawaii ARES and the Salvation Army Emergency Radio Network were among those responding to
    keep communications open and WinLink was used for formal handling of
    messages. Although the storm dumped as much as 19 inches of rain on
    parts of Hawaii’s Big Island, the region was spared the worst of a
    direct hit and the hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm by the
    24th of August. At Newsline’s production time, residents and hams alike
    were keeping an eye out, however, for the next event on the horizon:
    Tropical Storm Miriam.


    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Should the ARRL rebrand itself to appeal to a new
    generation? The organization’s new president posed that possibility at a recent appearance in West Virginia. Jim Damron N8TMW was there.

    JIM DAMRON: The 60th annual West Virginia State ARRL convention was held August 25th in Central West Virginia at the WVU Jackson’s Mill
    Conference Center near Weston. A highlight of the convention was an
    address by ARRL president Rick Roderick K5UR. In his 45-minute keynote
    speech to a capacity crowd, president Roderick asked:

    RODERICK: Are we even relevant anymore as ham radio operators? Well,
    let’s see: We’re world communicators. We provide public service. We
    help in emergencies and disasters. We help save lives. We talk to the
    jungles of Africa...to the beaches of the South Pacific. We bounce
    signals off the moon. We talk to astronauts. We promote technology.
    We do positive things. So absolutely—we are relevant.

    JIM: What about change in the hobby….?

    RODERICK: We’ve got to accept change and we’ve got to adapt if we’re
    going to bridge that gap to that next generation. So the question that
    I have here that I have challenged my colleagues at ARRL with is this:
    is it time to rebrand ham radio? Maybe we need to rebrand the American
    Radio Relay League. That’s a pretty profound statement.

    JIM: Roderick offered a closing challenge:

    RODERICK: Well I think we ought to get out there and stir things up.
    That’s what I think we ought to do. I think you ought to go back and rejuvenate your club. Over the next year, get somebody into ham radio.
    The second thing I want you to do....I want you to help a ham that needs
    your help. And the third thing I want you to do is—if you’re not a
    member of the American Radio Relay League, you need to join
    today…because you know that whether you like us or not, we’re all you’ve got; ain’t nobody else in Washington DC helping us. I want you to ask yourself this question: don’t you think it’s time to give something
    back? Now I believe as a group, if we all did that we’ll make a
    difference in this hobby as we go forward. Be a champion of ham radio.
    Let’s work together and get it done. Thank you very much.

    JIM: That was ARRL president Rick Roderick K5UR. Reporting from
    Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia for Amateur Radio Newsline I’m Jim Damron N8TMW.


    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: You can’t fight Mother Nature and so hams participating
    in this year’s Ohio QSO Party decided to go with the solar flow. Jack
    Parker W8ISH has those details.
    JACK: Every QSO party has its highs and lows but for this year’s Ohio
    QSO Party on Saturday, August 25th that same description best fit the
    day’s propagation. The Mad River Amateur Radio Club, which sponsors the annual event, had big hopes despite the challenges. Event chairman Jim
    K8MR said the activity began with the customary poor summertime
    conditions – not unexpected for a low sunspot year. There were hopes
    that sporadic E skip might boost conditions but he said that never
    happened. Then thunderstorms hit northwest Ohio but as the day went on
    the storm swept out and QRN wasn’t reported to be too much of a major problem. Jim told Newsline that for the early part of the QSO party, the
    only contacts to be had on 15 and 10 meters were local. Then, in late afternoon, things picked up and by 6 p.m. 40 meters sprang to life.
    Short skip helped hams make contacts within the state and into some
    nearby states. By late evening – into the final hours of the QSO Party – hams were still calling QRZ when a geomagnetic storm hit, bringing the K
    index to 7 toward the end of the contest.
    So how did everyone do?
    Jim told Newsline that some of the top Ohio scores seem to have gone up
    a bit this year, and he suspects this is because less productive higher
    bands sent more radio operators to 80 meters where people in Ohio could
    work more Ohio county multipliers than usual. So in spite of it all, no
    one’s complaining. By Monday night, August 27th, the club had received
    243 logs – on a par with last year.
    Even if the propagation itself can’t be planned, the club is already organizing next year’s QSO Party, set for August 24.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Jack Parker W8ISH.




    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: September brings the convention of the Northern
    Illinois DX Association to Chicago and organizers have an ambitious
    schedule planned. Here’s Heather Embee KB3TZD.

    HEATHER: There’s a full agenda awaiting hams at the 66th annual W9DXCC
    DX Convention and Banquet in suburban Chicago. The Northern Illinois DX Association has scheduled presentations on the Baker Island DXpedition,
    ham response to storm-damaged Puerto Rico, Kosovo’s long journey to
    become a DXCC entity and the attempted 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island.
    The convention will be held September 14th and 15th at the Hyatt Regency
    in Schaumburg Illinois. Registration is still open for a little longer. DXpeditioner Bob Schenck N2OO, who is also president of the
    International DX Association and the DX editor for CQ Magazine, will
    deliver the keynote address at the banquet. Bob is also a CQ DX Hall of
    For additional details or to register visit w9dxcc dot com (w9dxcc.com)
    For Amateur Radio Newsline I’m Heather Embee KB3TZD.


    BREAK HERE: Time for you to identify your station. We are the Amateur
    Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world including
    the N8VAA repeater of the Potomac Highlands Amateur Radio Club in
    Moorefield West Virginia on Monday nights at 8 local time.


    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Amateur radio emergency response is about to get a lot
    better in Honduras. Jim Meachen ZL2BHF tells us about a special delivery
    that will help with preparations for the next disaster.

    JIM MEACHEN: Radio equipment vital to emergency communications in
    Honduras has been donated by the International Telecommunication Union
    as part of its project to improve radio response in South America during
    times of crisis. The delivery was made on August 22nd and given to
    COPECO, the commission in Honduras that coordinates public and private disaster response. The radios had been received first by the National Telecommunications Commission of Honduras.
    Officials said that high priority would be given to use of WinLink with amateur radio. The National Commission Minister for COPECO, Lisandro
    Rosales, said that radio communications had grown even stronger recently
    in the nation and that 95 percent of its territory has emergency radio
    access. The minister said that the new radios would not just be for aid
    after disaster but to give early warnings of imminent danger and then
    assist in any reconstruction efforts that follow.
    The equipment donation is part of an agreement to provide additional
    training in emergency response with involvement by Honduran radio amateurs. Omar Paredes, HR1OP, secretary of the radio club in Honduras known as
    CRACH, said that the added use of HF will be critical for first
    responders especially when digital communications failures and power
    outages occur.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Jim Meachen ZL2BHF.


    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: In Colorado, another type of radio is being deployed to
    assist with emergency response. These are digital radios that will also
    be used for public service events. Here's Andy Morrison K9AWM with more.

    ANDY: A partnership between Rio Blanco County, the sheriff’s office, the State of Colorado AuxComm Division and a Rocky Mountain Ham Radio club
    has led to the installation of amateur radio equipment that is available
    for use in public service communications in northwest Colorado. The new
    radio installation was reported in the Herald Times newspaper, which
    said the digital radios will also be installed by the ham club at radio
    towers for use during this year’s Rally America automobile performance
    event. The installation is the result of discussion that began more than
    two years ago between Sheriff Anthony Mazzola and the Auxiliary
    Communications division of the state about that year’s Rally America
    being held in Rangely. These rallies often rely on hams for operations
    and emergency communications during the event but at the time those
    formative discussions were taking place there were no towers near the site.
    The next step is to grow the number of interested and qualified
    operators. At a meeting scheduled for September 15th in Rangely, hams –
    and anyone interested in becoming a ham – are invited to hear how the
    radios can also support the community during emergencies. The meeting
    will be led by Russell Granger W0CDE, regional Amateur Radio Emergency
    Service section chief.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline I’m Andy Morrison K9AWM



    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Radio Scouting is back on the air in the week ahead and counting the weeks until Jamboree on the Air. Bill Stearns NE4RD brings
    us the latest update.

    BILL: This week in Radio Scouting we have two activations of the K2BSA
    call sign, two activations from Scout Camps on the Air, and we're just a
    month and half away from Jamboree on the Air!
    Frederick Donkin, KA7MMM, will be activating K2BSA/7 from the Centennial Jamboral at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan, Utah
    on September 14th and 15th. It was in 1918 when the first Boy Scout
    Council was created in the Salt Lake Valley and the Great Salt Lake
    Council is celebrating a century of honor at this camp.
    Gregory Pioppi, KB2ANG, will be activating K2BSA/3 from a Merit Badge
    Weekend at Braden Air Park in Easton, Pennsylvania on September 21st
    through the 23rd. Again this year, Troop 41 and Crew 41 of the Minsi
    Trails Council along with the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter
    70 and the Lehigh & Northampton Airport Authority will be hosting the
    fun and exciting Aviation Merit Badge Weekend held at Branden Air Park. Scouts will not only get to earn the Aviation Merit Badge but also get
    an opportunity to get some actual "stick-time” with one of the EAA
    Chapters. Seventy members and their aircraft as they get a fly-over of
    the Lehigh and Delaware Valleys. As part of the event an amateur radio station is set up at the airport by KB2ANG and his crew, as an
    introduction to Ham Radio and how the two subjects can complement each
    Thomas Barker, WA1HRH, will be activating a special event call sign W1M
    from the Moses Scout Reservation in Russell, Massachusetts on September
    22nd. This will be an outdoor adventure weekend that is open to scouts
    and the public. A special QSL card is available for a 4x6 stamped self-addressed envelope. Operators will be updating their Facebook pages
    with details of the operation throughout the day.
    David M Hinkley, KA0SOG, will be activating W0HRB from the H Roe Bartle
    Scout Reservation in Iconium, Missouri on September 22nd. This will be a Webelos Weekend focused on STEM activities being held at the local
    council’s summer camp. Please stop by if you can help the kids learn
    about amateur radio
    Jamboree on the Air is just a short month and half away. Hopefully all
    your plans have been solidified and you have successfully registered
    your station over on the JOTAJOTI website or through our shortcut
    of jota2018.k2bsa.net. Six-hundred twenty-eight stations from all over
    world are currently registered, with only 104 stations located in the
    United States. The registration process has been greatly simplified, so please head over and announce your plans by registering there today.
    For more information on JOTA or Radio Scouting, please visit our website
    at k2bsa.net.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline and the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association, this
    is Bill Stearns, NE4RD.



    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Our last story is another tale of a ham's involvement in
    a rescue operation - but this one was very different, as we hear from
    Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT.

    CARYN: On a recent broadcast of “To Tell the Truth,” an American TV quiz show, Rick Gruber KD7NHM of Phoenix, Arizona told the truth – and a
    story. It’s the story of a very special rescue that happened four years
    ago when he spotted a drowning victim in a swimming pool he had come to repair. At first there was frantic struggling and splashing...but then
    it stopped.

    RICK: I walked over to him and I could see he had no movement at all. So
    I reached over with a pipe and pulled him closer to the edge of the
    pool. I brought him out and laid him on the ground and thought: “The
    poor guy. It hasn’t been that long, it’s only been about a minute or so,
    I wonder if I could give him CPR.”

    CARYN: Rick had saved a tiny ground squirrel – now limp and unconscious. Draping him over a PVC pipe, Rick put his CPR and first aid training to
    use – and began capturing it on video.

    RICK: I just started doing some compressions on the side of his ribs
    with my fingers and eventually after 30 or 40 seconds or so I saw a
    little bit of water come out of his mouth and he spit it up, almost
    hiccupped, and so I kept doing and I thought “wow it is actually working
    on him.”

    CARYN: As the squirrel came to, Rick stayed by his side.

    RICK: I tried to talk to him real nice and comfort him and keep him as
    calm as I could to show him I wasn’t a threat to him until he was fully recovered.

    CARYN: An hour later, the squirrel had revived completely and scampered
    off. Once the video hit YouTube, this selfless act went viral, grabbing
    the attention of CNN, the Steve Harvey Show in Chicago and even a
    morning news show in Australia. This year, it landed Rick on TV’s “To
    Tell the Truth” on August 12. Meanwhile, Rick has been receiving
    hundreds and hundreds of emails thanking him for his life-saving kindness.
    So what does this have to do with amateur radio? Well…..nothing, really
    – except that Rick has been a ham since 2001 and enjoys 2 meters, DMR,
    DXing and climbing the local mountaintops to call QRZ. Ah, and thanks to
    that little squirrel, he’s now got some company on those outdoor trips:

    RICK: “One of the best things to come out of that squirrel video is
    that’s how I met my wife.”
    CARYN: A woman in England, moved by the video, became his Facebook
    friend, then his real-life friend and eventually – his life partner. Her father, it turns out, had been a ham radio operator too.

    The squirrel, however, did score an award for most QSLs, says Rick.

    RICK: “I’ve made more QSOs from Facebook and from people messaging me
    from around the world on Facebook because of the squirrel video than any
    QSOs I’ve ever had on ham radio.”
    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT.


    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Alan Labs; Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL;
    CQ Magazine; Hap Holly and the Rain Report; the Herald Times; IARU
    Region 1; Irish Radio Transmitters Society; K2BSA; the Mad River Radio
    Club; Northern Illinois DX Association; Ohio-Penn DX Bulletin; QST
    Magazine; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio
    Show;Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline. Please send
    emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website at www.arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford N8WB in Wadsworth Ohio
    saying 73 and as always we thank you for listening.

    Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) is Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.



    Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group.

    View/Reply Online (#1045): https://groups.io/g/ARNewsline/message/1045
    Mute This Topic: https://groups.io/mt/25139335/929223
    Group Owner: ARNewsline+owner@groups.io
    Unsubscribe: https://groups.io/g/ARNewsline/leave/2103143/629458047/xyzzy [arnewsline@ftn.wpusa.dynip.com]


    As a Service to the HAM Radio Community and HAM Operators all over the world, this Amateur Radio Newline(tm) message has been gated from the internet and posted to you by Waldo's Place USA, fidonet node 1:3634/12. We hope you
    enjoyed it!

    Please address all comments and questions to the ARNewsletter editor as described in this posting. If you have any specific questions related to the actual posting of this message, you may address them to hamfdn(at)wpusa.dynip.com.

    Thank you and good day!

    -73- ARNTE-0.1.0-OS2 build 42
    (text/plain utf-8 quoted-printable)

    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From ARNewsline poster@1:3634/12 to all on Fri Sep 7 11:02:56 2018
    Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2132 for Friday, September 7th, 2018

    Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2132 with a release date of Friday, September 7th, 2018 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

    The following is a QST. An AMSAT satellite is plagued by QRM. Hams in
    Kenya find their clubhouse burglarized -- and an amateur in Northern
    Ireland gets a surprise message. All this and more as Amateur Radio
    Newsline Report 2132 comes your way right now.



    PAUL/ANCHOR: We open this week's report with some QRM -- which is
    exactly what's been plaguing a new AMSAT satellite, as we hear from Neil
    Rapp WB9VPG.

    NEIL: AMSAT is looking for some help in tracking down some interference
    to the uplink frequency of its newest satellite. Drew Glasbrenner,
    KO4MA, Vice President of operations at AMSAT, tells us what's happening.

    DREW: We've been having issues on AO-92 recently with QRM on the uplink frequency. You can tell that it's DMR. But because it's being filtered
    through the computer on the satellite and the audio process, we can't
    decode it right now.
    We have a pretty good idea of where it is. Most likely in the Midwest or
    maybe the Colorado mountain area. We're not hearing it on real low West
    Coast passes, and we're not hearing it on passes that are east of, say,
    the Appalachians. So, it's mid-America somewhere. And it's fairly strong
    when it's there.

    NEIL: If you're operating anything... a hotspot, repeater, or just
    running simplex in the satellite subbands, which are 145.8 to 146.0 and
    435 to 438 MHz, AMSAT is putting out a plea for those stations to move
    off those frequencies.

    DREW: If anybody does hear it locally and not through the satellite,
    please let us know. Any help that we can get from satellite users or
    people who just happen to be listening and hear and know where it is
    would be very welcome.

    NEIL: This particular case of QRM is believed to be near 435.36 MHz. If
    you have a report to make, please email it to ko4ma@amsat.org.

    DREW: One of the things that we've investigated and ran by some people
    that are very familiar with regulations... we had some initial pushback
    from people that said, "Who are you to tell us that we can't operate
    there?" We're no one to tell you that you can't operate there. However, hotspots would fall under what's considered an auxillary station in the
    Part 97 rules. Auxillary stations are specifically exempted from the
    satellite sub-bands. They can not operate there according to FCC
    regulation. So it's not just us trying to clear off frequencies for the satellites. It's FCC regulation that protects those. So, we would like everybody to cooperate and clear those frequencies up and move their
    auxillary stations where they belong. But, the request does have some
    legal authority behind it.

    NEIL: Reporting for Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.


    PAUL/ANCHOR: In a recent newscast, Newsline reported an investigation
    into the death of California amateur Henry Stange WA6RXZ whose body was
    found in a shallow grave in Joshua Tree National Park in June. Although
    police did arrest two suspects - a Marine first lieutenant and his wife
    - on August 29th, the Riverside County district attorney declined to
    file charges against them and they were released two days later. A
    report in the Desert Star newspaper identified them as Curtis Krueger,
    30, and Ashlie Stapp, 27. The investigation continues.



    PAUL/ANCHOR: In Nairobi Kenya, hams were shocked to discover their club
    shack burglarized - for the second time - as Ed Durrant DD5LP reports.

    ED: Members of the Radio Society of Kenya have reported that burglars
    struck their shack in Nairobi again this summer and while most of the equipment and supplies taken were of little value, two valuable items
    used as amateur radio awards have gone missing. Ted, 5Z4NU, the
    society's secretary, told Amateur Radio Newsline in an email that the building, a former pumping station, was broken into after window bars
    and then creating a large hole in the wall by pulling out the main fuse
    board. Ted said the shack's interior was extensively damaged and a
    report was made to the police by Hemant 5Z4HP, who made the discovery.
    Ted said that much of the radio equipment stolen was old, unusable and
    without any sale value and that the clubhouse was used mainly for
    monthly meetings. He said the club's station 5Z4RS has not been
    operational for some time and the local membership is limited to only
    five or six licensees in Nairobi.

    The burglars did take a World War Two-era military Morse Code key that
    the club gave annually as a CW operator's award as well as a glass vase
    used as an award for hams making contacts with stations in Scandinavia.
    The club also lost an antenna rotator control, an old multimeter and
    other outdated equipment. He said the damage to the clubhouse interior
    was extensive and because the fuse board had been pulled from the wall
    the clubhouse alarm never went off. The few remaining pieces of
    furniture consisted of some chairs, he said.
    Ted said he was not optimistic anything would be found, or an arrest
    made, adding that the location has been a target like this on and off
    for the past several years.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant DD5LP.


    PAUL/ANCHOR: In Malaysia, hams are remembering a generous friend who has become a Silent Key. Here's Jason Daniels VK2LAW.

    JASON: Hams throughout Malaysia are grieving the loss of Feroz Khan
    9W2JOH. The ham radio community learned on August 30th that he had
    become a Silent Key. Feroz was known particularly for his generous
    spirit among young Radio Scouts and their activities - and for an
    enthusiasm that would not be dampened even when he undertook projects
    with his fellow hams that seemed especially difficult. Piju 9M2PJU
    shared with Newsline some social media postings made by Feroz's close
    friend Jaya 9W2BUG. Jaya's posts noted that Feroz always showed
    tremendous generosity in loaning out his radio equipment to those who
    needed it, particularly for scouting events. He played key roles in a
    number of "firsts" in radio scouting, including the first international Jamboree on the Air in 2008 that included scouts from Singapore and
    Indonesia. Jaya also recalled one project that same year involving a
    helium balloon with a G5RV antenna which contacted the NASA's Houston operations center.
    Jaya wrote that he will always remember his friend as a positive thinker
    who got things done. No doubt he speaks for many.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Jason Daniels VK2LAW.



    PAUL/ANCHOR: In Japan, we report another Silent Key: a YL who was also a successful artist. Here's Jim Meachen ZL2BHF.

    JIM MEACHEN: Though many fans of Japanese manga comics came to know
    Momoko Sakura as a pre-eminent artist and illustrator, amateur radio
    operators knew her by her call sign JI2EIT. The well-known creator of a popular anime (ANN-NIM-MAY) series on Fuji TV became a Silent Key on the
    15th of August. Momoko got her radio license while still in school and
    later illustrated covers of Japan's CQ Ham Radio magazine. Her animated
    TV series, which was about a curious little girl named Maruko, even
    featured amateur radio in one of its episodes, with Maruko asking to
    obtain her license.
    The hit show, which made its debut in 1990, is still in production and
    local news reports indicate it will continue.
    Momoko Sakura died of cancer. She was 53.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Jim Meachen ZL2BHF.



    PAUL/ANCHOR: If your specialty is digital communications, you'll want to
    hear this report from Dave Parks WB8ODF.

    DAVE: If you're a digital radio enthusiast and haven't registered yet
    for the 37th annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference taking
    place September 14th through 16th in Albuquerque New Mexico there's
    still time. The agenda features two days of technical forums on that
    Friday and Saturday with introductory forums on Saturday followed by
    what organizers are calling a "Sunday morning seminar deep dive." The
    two banquet speakers will be Philip J. Erickson W1PJE assistant director
    and head of the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences group at MIT's
    Haystack observatory and Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF, assistant research professor at the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. TAPR is amateur radio's leading digital
    technology organization. For details or to register, visit tapr dot org forward slash dcc (tapr.org/dcc)

    For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Dave Parks WB8ODF


    BREAK HERE: Time for you to identify your station. We are the Amateur
    Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world including
    the KV3B repeater in Rockville, Maryland on Sunday nights at 8.


    PAUL/ANCHOR: A recent radio contact with Northern Ireland got a most unexpected response, as Jeremy Boot G4NJH tells us.

    JEREMY: Sometimes a QSL card, or an SWL card just isn't enough. Jordan
    Heyburn MI6JVC found that out this summer when his rig picked up a
    broadcast from the state-run Voice of Korea in North Korea and he did
    what most any radio enthusiast might do: he sent a reception report.
    What he got back in the mail to his Northern Ireland home, however was
    so much more than he was expecting. An account in the Daily Mail
    newspaper notes that the station responded to his gesture with a
    generous package - one that contained an assortment of newspapers and magazines, an English-language program for the radio broadcast and a
    personal note about everyone's favorite subject, the weather. He said
    the parcel's arrival caused quite a stir at his local post office when
    he picked it up - everyone noted the return address was Pyongyang. The newspapers that were sent even included a story that covered the meeting
    this past June between U.S. President Donald Trump and Korea's Kim
    Jong-Un in Singapore.
    The note concludes with a weather report from Korea and the heartfelt
    message: [quote] "Send our best regards to all your family."
    [closequote]. The station hoped to hear from him again.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Jeremy Boot G4NJH.



    PAUL/ANCHOR: There's some popular postage meanwhile in South Korea, as
    we hear from Graham Kemp VK4BB.

    GRAHAM: Hams competing in the Amateur Radio Direction Finding World Championships in Korea may have something to write home about - and now
    they have a special postage stamp they can use to send their message
    home from Korea. A report by the Korea Stamp Society shows the
    commemorative postage stamp being issued by the Korea Post to mark the
    19th global event concluding September 8th. At least 30 nations were represented in the challenge, which takes places every two years. The
    stamps have been printed as a sheet of 16, with each stamp carrying a
    value of 330 South Korean won, or about 30 cents in U.S. currency. It
    shows two competitors engaged in the contest's activities, which include
    the search for hidden transmitters, or fox hunting. This year's event
    was hosted by the Korean Amateur Radio League.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Graham Kemp VK4BB.



    PAUL/ANCHOR: How do you mark 200 years of a noted sporting event? John Williams VK4JJW tells us.

    JOHN: When the St. John's Regatta in Newfoundland Canada ran its 200th
    event, making it North America's longest running sporting event, special
    event station CY1R completed over 30 days 3,395 QSOs with 126 countries
    in 610 grid squares including all 50 U.S. States. That's a big
    accomplishment for the on-air event put on by the North Atlantic Radio
    Project supported by Chris VO1IDX and Sam VO1CBL, who also holds the
    K3KLC call.
    Chris told Amateur Radio Newsline that the numbers also included 510
    counties in the U.S. and every continent on the globe over the course of
    the month. The hams were also able to take part in the RTTY Contest
    mid-month which gave Chris his first contact with Japan on RTTY.
    He told Newsline that not all the excitement happened in front of one of
    the Flex and Elecraft rigs, however. During a big social gathering on
    one of the special event days, hams worked together - fighting extreme
    wind - to lift a vertical antenna with a helium balloon. This marked the
    first time, Chris said, something like this had ever been done in Newfoundland.

    The station went QRT and as Newsline went to production, the QSO count
    was still being confirmed as more operators continued to upload to LoTW.
    He was confident that the count - like the helium balloon launched
    during the big event - would most certainly rise.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm John Williams VK4JJW.


    PAUL/ANCHOR: Ham radio is also helping mark railroad history, as we hear
    from Jeremy Boot G4NJH.

    JEREMY: The locomotive's website calls it a 'National Treasure' - and
    few would argue with that, even if they're not train enthusiasts or fans
    of the Flying Scotsman.

    Built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway, the Flying Scotsman went into service in 1923, and became one of the most powerful express trains in service at that time.

    So many years later, it's getting its own Amateur Radio Special Event
    station, GB0FS. The operators on the 15th of September, will be in a
    carriage pulled by this famous train. Its name was made in 1928 by
    providing the first non-stop service between London and Edinburgh - a
    long trip that was reduced to eight hours' travel time. The radio
    station is a collaborative effort between the Bury Radio Society and the Rochdale and District Amateur Radio Society. The journey will take the
    hams from Bury, Lancashire to Holyhead, in Anglesey, North Wales and back. Organizers Dave M0LMN and Mo M0TXK note on the GB0FS page that this is
    the first Special Event Station to take place mobile on the main UK
    railway network. They will be operating simplex on 2m and 70 cm and can
    also be heard on DMR and Fusion repeaters.
    So, All aboard!
    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot G4NJH.


    PAUL/ANCHOR: We end this week on a personal note from one of our own
    here at Newsline. This is a story about the love of an old radio - and something more. This story belongs to Neil Rapp WB9VPG.

    NEIL'S KICKER: Here at Newsline at the end of each report, we usually
    end with a funny or heartwarming story from someone. This week is no exception. But this time, the story is one of my own. Last week, I was
    picking up an amplifier that had been upgraded for K9SOU, the high
    school station located where I teach. Joe Fitter, K7JOE, my cohort at
    the amateur radio club at Indiana University, made the updates for us.
    But in addition to picking up the amplifier, he brought me a rather
    large receiver. It was a Hallicrafters S-40B that he told me about. He
    had been trading some equipment, as he often does. Then he said, "I
    think this belonged to your Dad." Dad became a silent key a little over
    a year ago. So Joe tells me to open up the lid, and inside was a small
    card from when the receiver had been repaired. It had my mom and dad's
    names on it, their callsigns, Vincennes, Indiana (my hometown), and at
    the bottom the name of a very close friend in my childhood, Paul Kent,
    W9CQ who mentored me in RTTY.

    I barely remember this receiver, as I was only five years old at the
    time and Dad bought a newer receiver with general coverage not long
    before I earned my novice license. But, indeed it was in his hands at
    one time. Whether he repaired it or sold it is still not clear yet. I'm
    still trying to connect the dots for the entire story, but I seem to
    remember that he sold it and the Heathkit transmitter we started out
    with in order to get some money for an amplifier. Joe had bought it from
    Paul Kent's nephew, and figured out some of its history from the card.
    He was gracious enough to give it to me last week. And now, this
    receiver is back home... 42 years later.

    Some have called it the "boomerang" radio, others have said it's a
    message Dad is trying to send like on the movie "Frequency." As for me,
    I'm just truly grateful.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG in Bloomington, Indiana.


    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Alan Labs; Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL;
    the Bury Radio Society; CQ Magazine; Daily Mail; Hamlife.JP; Hap Holly
    and the Rain Report; Irish Radio Transmitters Society; the Japan Times;
    Korea Stamp Society; Ohio-Penn DX Bulletin; QRZ; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Wireless Institute of Australia;
    WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline. Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org.
    More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website at www.arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun WD9GCO in Valparaiso Indiana saying 73 and as always we thank you for listening.

    Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) is Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.



    Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group.

    View/Reply Online (#1046): https://groups.io/g/ARNewsline/message/1046
    Mute This Topic: https://groups.io/mt/25307498/929223
    Group Owner: ARNewsline+owner@groups.io
    Unsubscribe: https://groups.io/g/ARNewsline/leave/2103143/629458047/xyzzy [arnewsline@ftn.wpusa.dynip.com]


    As a Service to the HAM Radio Community and HAM Operators all over the world, this Amateur Radio Newline(tm) message has been gated from the internet and posted to you by Waldo's Place USA, fidonet node 1:3634/12. We hope you
    enjoyed it!

    Please address all comments and questions to the ARNewsletter editor as described in this posting. If you have any specific questions related to the actual posting of this message, you may address them to hamfdn(at)wpusa.dynip.com.

    Thank you and good day!

    -73- ARNTE-0.1.0-OS2 build 42
    (text/plain utf-8 quoted-printable)

    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From ARNewsline poster@1:3634/12 to all on Fri Sep 14 10:18:08 2018
    Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2133 for Friday, September 14, 2018

    Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2133 with a release date of Friday, September 15, 2018 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

    The following is a QST. Hams deploy for storm communications. The Voice
    of America’s Bethany Relay Station marks an anniversary – and a tribute
    to Navajo Code Talkers. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline
    Report 2133 comes your way right now.

    JIM/ANCHOR: We begin this week's report with breaking news. As Newsline
    went to production, hams in the U.S. were bracing to provide storm
    response on several fronts. By Sept. 12, South Carolina ARES had been activated and the ARRL had shipped Ham Aid kits to the state in advance
    of Hurricane Florence. The Hurricane Watch Net was closely following
    that hurricane as well as Tropical Storm Isaac and other systems. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Network was also preparing for the
    likelihood of an extended activation. With more details, here's Bobby
    Best WX4ALA.

    BOBBY: What just before the start of the official start of the hurricane season was predicted to be an average to slightly above average season
    by The National Hurricane Center, was later downgraded midseason to an
    average to below average season, sure seems to have kicked off September
    with a vengeance.
    With one named storm, Tropical Storm Gordon already having made landfall
    along the Alabama/Mississippi Gulf Coast, plus, as of this story being
    filed, there were three named storms in the Atlantic basin; Hurricane Florence, that is forecast to make landfall somewhere along the southern Atlantic Coast, Hurricane Isaac that could affect the Caribbean, and
    finally, of the named storms there's Hurricane Helene located just off
    the coast of Africa.
    There's also an area of concern that the National Hurricane Center is monitoring that could ultimately affect the western Gulf in the coming
    This area of the Gulf of Mexico is very conducive for the potential of tropical development at this time. So persons in this area or with
    interest in the area need to closely monitor weather conditions.
    Be sure to follow the National Weather Service and local media outlets
    and heed the advice of local government officials. If evacuations are suggested; follow those suggestions, please.
    Additionally, follow the directions of your local ARES leadership before
    and after landfall and monitor and report emergency traffic on the
    National Hurricane Center and the various local SKYWARN NETS on their respective frequencies through this event.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Bobby Best; WX4ALA


    JIM/ANCHOR: Young members of an amateur radio club at one school in the
    UK just got the gift of DX, as Jeremy Boot G4NJH tells us.

    JEREMY: If some of the students at the Sandringham School in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, seem to be disappearing at lunchtime or after school,
    it’s probable you’ll find them in the first-floor room that houses the school’s amateur radio club station M0SCY.
    At this secondary school for high-achievers, these particular youngsters
    are looking for particularly high marks – not just in academics but also
    in DXing. Members of the Sandringham School’s Amateur Radio Club, now in
    its second year, they recently helped assemble and install a tri-band
    beam antenna that had been donated by the school’s headmaster Alan Gray G4DJX.
    With extra help from him and the school’s caretaker, the team of young
    hams got the antenna in place early this month and added a donated
    rotator with the support of a friend and Nevada Radio. Alan told
    Newsline that the students went on the air and, immediately noticing the improvement of the beam over the multi-band dipole they’d been using,
    they wasted no time setting themselves up for their next assignment: the challenge of completing DXCC by year’s end.
    Alan noted that this won’t just be a ham radio achievement for the
    youngsters but, with a nearby map, a geography lesson as well. He said
    the students have their eyes on some contests in the coming months and
    have begun entering the Radio Society of Great Britain’s 80 metre
    cumulative contests. These high achievers have done well: the club’s September entry made 68 contacts in an hour and a half, with only four operators. Best of all, Alan said, the students are teaching one another
    and working together. Now, he says, all he needs is a little extra help
    around the shack to keep up the encouragement and the knowledge.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline I’m Jeremy Boot G4NJH.

    JIM/ANCHOR: Hams are mourning the loss of a longtime amateur who was as devoted to lighthouses as to radio, as Kevin Trotman N5PRE reports.

    KEVIN: Just as Jim Weidner K2JXW showed his devotion to historic beacons
    of safety for maritime travelers when he founded the Amateur Radio
    Lighthouse Society, he too was seen as a beacon of friendship to those
    who knew him. Jim, who founded the organization in 2000 and watched it
    grow to a worldwide membership of nearly 1,700, has become a Silent Key.
    His death was announced on the website of the society on September 7th.
    A resident of Merchantville, New Jersey, Jim had retired from a career
    of more than 30 years as an English teacher in the Northern Burlington
    County Regional School District. He was also active in the U.S. Coast
    Guard Auxiliary and the Office of Emergency Management for the Borough
    of Merchantville. The organization website noted that it was founded in
    part to honor the heritage of lighthouses and lightships but also to
    recognize lighthouse keepers as maritime heroes. Jim had been a licensed amateur since 1954.
    In an online tribute on the society website, John KX4O, to whom Jim had
    passed the baton, wrote: [quote] “Jim’s friends are numerous and many continue to help me fulfill his goals of the ARLHS….so in a very real
    way, Jim lives on in all of us as we continue to make ARLHS what it is today.” [endquote]
    Jim Weidner, who died on the 1st of September, was 77.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Kevin Trotman N5PRE.

    JIM/ANCHOR: Everyone needs a little extra help sometimes, and Scouts
    pursuing their Merit Badges just got another resource as we hear from
    Neil Rapp WB9VPG.

    NEIL: Help for scout troops pursuing the radio merit badge and operating Jamboree on the Air is now available. Scott Newman, KC3KKW, from Troop
    512 in Springfield, Pennsylvania tells us more about it.
    SCOTT: Well, there have been a couple of assistant scoutmasters and I
    have banded together to create what's called Troop Resource. It is
    basically a program that reaches out to other troops to help them,
    especially if they are under resourced. What we are doing right now is curating videos, Power Point shows, and we actually put on this live, internet, what we call a TV, show. We've got one coming up which will be
    all about ham radio and Jamboree on the Air.
    NEIL: The group produces a live, call-in show on Facebook live about
    various scouting topics. But this month, it's about ham radio.
    SCOTT: And, we're having people in. We're having the executive director
    from the Education Alliance for Amateur Radio. He's going to be on the
    show telling us about what they are going to be doing for JOTA in
    October on the weekend of the 20th and 21st. But, they basically come in
    and they offer scouts, and any other interested party who happens to be
    there, education on ham radio. And they give them the opportunity to use
    ham equipment. And they're an awesome group in that they actually bring
    all of their radio equipment and a 40 foot antenna with them in a
    military trailer. And, they pull up and unload the equipment and get everything ready.
    NEIL: As this newscast goes to air, the live show has already happened.
    But, you can find this and all of their shows archived on YouTube. Just
    search for Troop Resource to find their channel. And for more
    information about this program, visit TroopResource.org.
    Reporting for Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.
    BREAK HERE: Time for you to identify your station. We are the Amateur
    Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world including
    the W4GSO repeater in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

    JIM/ANCHOR: If you’re in the shack anytime on September 22 between 1300
    and 2100 UTC, tune to 20 meters or 40 meters and help the Bethany Relay Station of the Voice of America mark the 74th anniversary of its
    commissioning on Sept. 23, 1944. WC8VOA will be operating a special
    event station, offering both a QSL card and a downloadable commemorative certificate. Afterward, in another part of the distinctive Art Deco
    building in West Chester, Ohio, the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting
    will be hosting a fundraising event from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. local time
    to support needed building renovations.
    If you can’t get there however get on the air. While WC8VOA’s HF
    equipment and antennas aren’t the original ones dating back to 1944, the spirit of VOA history is surely still there on the air.

    JIM/ANCHOR: In California’s Sonoma County, organizers are combining an airshow with a radio show – special event station K6W. Here’s Andy
    Morrison K9AWM.

    ANDY: Sonoma County, California, has struggled to rise above the ashes
    of the recent wildfire devastation and on September 22nd and 23rd, the county’s spirit gets a boost from dozens and dozens of wings – the kind
    of wings you’ll find at the airshow taking place at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport on those two days. The Wings over Wine
    Country Airshow will feature aerobatic performances, the U.S. Air Foce
    Academy skydiving team and fly-bys of historic planes from World War Two.
    Just as the aircraft overhead put on their own shows, the Sonoma County
    Radio Amateurs will be demonstrating on the ground. Special Event
    callsign K6W will be activated on 20 and 40 meters, depending on band conditions.
    No wonder the event theme is “Rising Together: A celebration of recovery
    in Sonoma County.” After a challenging season, everyone there will want
    to know that things are looking up.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Andy Morrison K9AWM.
    (Darryl Paule KI6MSP)

    JIM/ANCHOR: It’s been 100 years since Australia and the UK connected via wireless - so something special is being planned, as we hear from Graham
    Kemp VK4BB.
    GRAHAM: Every five years, the first successful exchange of messages
    between Australia and the United Kingdom via wireless in 1918 is marked
    by contact between the Dragon Amateur Radio Club in Wales and the
    Hornsby Amateur Radio Club together with the Ku-ring-gai Historical
    Society. This year, 100 hundred years after the original experimental transmission between the two nations, the experiment is about to occur
    again – this time on the 22nd of September as a re-enactment of the
    original Morse Code message and a broader celebration.
    With this being a 100-year anniversary, the Ku-ring-gai Municipal
    Council is planning to host a celebration that will include displays in
    the nearby St. Andrew’s Church hall as well as an amateur radio station operated by the Hornsby and District Amateur Radio Club with the call
    sign VK100MARCONI. At the same time in Wales, the Dragon Amateur Radio
    club will operate its own HF station from the site of the Marconi
    transmitter there, using the call sign GB2VK.
    The day’s activities will include replication of the original message
    sent from Wales by Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes to Ernest
    Fisk, who was at home at his wireless station in Wahroonga.
    Why wait until the 22nd of the month? The Wireless institute of
    Australia has been celebrating all month and hams are being allocated
    state- and territory-based special event call signs for the duration of
    the observance. The call signs have the prefix “VI” and the suffix “MARCONI” with the appropriate number in between designating each state
    or territory.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Graham Kemp VK4BB.

    JIM/ANCHOR: A group of YLs plans to honor 2 submarines lost in World War
    Two and is looking for even more YLs to join them. Here’s Heather Embee KB3TZD.

    HEATHER: The USS Batfish Amateur Radio Club is getting ready to welcome
    a group of YLs on board the submarine in Oklahoma to call CQ as WW2SUB
    in October. The YLs will be honoring the USS Wahoo and the USS Dorado
    which are among the 52 U.S. submarines lost during the Second World War.
    The lost subs are being honored by the Batfish’s amateur club.
    The YLs will be operating from Oct. 12th through the 14th, even sleeping
    on board and experiencing life on the submarine, which now houses an
    exhibit that honors military veterans and is permanently kept in
    Muskogee, Oklahoma’s War Memorial Park.
    The YLs aren’t just looking for contacts and QSL cards – they’re also in search of other YLs who’d like to join them on the air. Michelle Carey
    W5MQC said that any YL who wants to join the operation that weekend
    should send an email to her at w 5 m q c at yahoo dot com
    (w5mqc@yahoo.com). Michelle said that the YLs will most likely be
    operating on 20 and 40 meters – mostly SSB. According to club trustee
    Wade Harris KF5IF, although YLs have operated from the Batfish before,
    this is the first time for a group of YLs to do so as a formal event.
    The weekend operation is being done under the auspices of the Young
    Ladies Radio League, the YLRL, where Michelle is District 5
    representative, but any YL can participate regardless of whether she is
    a member of the league or not. Michelle also noted that any YL who does
    not yet have her license but is interested in experiencing what it’s
    like to be on the air can also stop by and receive some guidance from a licensee.
    She called the USS Batfish weekend operation [quote] “a unique
    opportunity for us to come together and help each other out while
    calling CQ and honoring those lost during World War Two.” [endquote] For
    more information about the Batfish radio club visit their website at w w
    two sub dot org (ww2sub.org)
    For Amateur Radio Newsline I’m Heather Embee KB3TZD.

    In this week’s World of DX, Claudio, HB9OAU is on the air as SV5/HB9OAU
    from Karpathos, Dodecanese through the 20th of September. He is
    operating SSB and FT8 on 80 through 10 meters. QSL via home call (direct
    or bureau), LoTW or eQSL; also on Club Log.
    Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society are marking Saudi Arabia's
    88th National Day by being on the air from the 16th to the 30th of
    September with the callsigns HZ88ND, 7Z88ND and 8Z88ND. They will be
    operating from Riyadh. The celebration marks the September 23rd
    anniversary of the kingdom’s unification by royal decree in 1932. QSL
    via HZ1BF. Look for
    the logs to be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.
    Stu, K4MIL, is operating from Guantanamo Bay as KG4SS starting September
    25th and through October 9th. Listen for him on 160-10 meters using CW,
    SSB, RTTY and FT8. You will also find him in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest
    between September 29th and 30th. QSL via home callsign or LoTW.
    Hans, PA3HGT is operating as 3B8/PA3HGT from Mauritius through the 24th
    of September. He will be on SSB and possibly some digital modes on 40,
    20 and 10 meters. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau.

    JIM/ANCHOR: You’ve probably heard of the Navajo Code Talkers. Paul Braun WD9GCO talked with the proud son of one of them and learned how this ham recently honored his dad.

    PAUL: One of the most fascinating stories to come out of World War II,
    at least to me, is that of the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of Native Americans who were recruited by the military to exchange tactical
    messages in a code based on their native language. It was a practically unbreakable code due to the obscurity of the Navajo language and the
    limited number of people who actually knew it.
    The Code Talkers have been getting some recognition in recent years, but
    one man, Herb Goodluck N7HG, a Navajo himself, organized a special event
    to honor them:
    GOODLUCK: I started this in 2004 in commemoration of the Navajo Code
    Talkers. My late dad, he was the one who was doing the code talking back
    in the South Pacific Theatre. A group of Native Americans were enlisted
    into the United States Marine Corp. What they were used for was to pass messages from a battleship to onshore islands.
    PAUL: Goodluck is the son of the late John V. Goodluck and wanted to
    bring awareness to their story:
    GOODLUCK: Since my father had become a silent key in the year 2000, I
    was trying to figure out how to keep the legacy going and this is the
    only way I know as far as ham radio. And each year I've been sending out
    QSL cards - different ones - and last year and this year we do have certificates available.
    PAUL: Goodluck already has next year's event scheduled, at least for the
    first day:
    GOODLUCK: The commemoration is located in Window Rock, Arizona, the
    Navajo Nation Veteran Park. Next year we're going to have it again on
    August the 14th, 2019. That's just one day in Window Rock and then we're
    going to figure out how many days we're going to actually run, maybe a
    whole week again.
    PAUL: Goodluck said the event is usually listed as N7C in QST and on the
    ARRL website. We would also suggest that you take some time to research
    and read up on the story of the Code Talkers, Navajo or otherwise. Those
    brave men contributed a lot to the war effort and deserve the recognition.
    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO.

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Alan Labs; Amateur News Weekly; the
    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; Darryl Paule
    KI6MSP; Hap Holly and the Rain Report; Michelle Carey W5MQC; Ohio-Penn
    DX Bulletin; QST Magazine; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's
    QSO Radio Show; Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline. Please send
    emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website at www.arnewsline.org.
    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron N8TMW in Charleston, West
    Virginia saying 73 and as always we thank you for listening.
    Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) is Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.



    Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group.

    View/Reply Online (#1047): https://groups.io/g/ARNewsline/message/1047
    Mute This Topic: https://groups.io/mt/25674321/929223
    Group Owner: ARNewsline+owner@groups.io
    Unsubscribe: https://groups.io/g/ARNewsline/leave/2103143/629458047/xyzzy [arnewsline@ftn.wpusa.dynip.com]


    As a Service to the HAM Radio Community and HAM Operators all over the world, this Amateur Radio Newline(tm) message has been gated from the internet and posted to you by Waldo's Place USA, fidonet node 1:3634/12. We hope you
    enjoyed it!

    Please address all comments and questions to the ARNewsletter editor as described in this posting. If you have any specific questions related to the actual posting of this message, you may address them to hamfdn(at)wpusa.dynip.com.

    Thank you and good day!

    -73- ARNTE-0.1.0-OS2 build 42
    (text/plain utf-8 quoted-printable)

    * Origin: (1:3634/12)